On Aug. 4, the left lane of the southbound frontage road of I-35 from Arcadia Drive to the bridge of Olympia Parkway will be closed to build the elevated lane structures which are part of the I-35 Northeast Expansion Central Project.

During the construction, the right lane of the road will remain open, giving access to businesses along the roadway.

The $1.5 billion I-35 NEX project is part of Texas Clear Lanes and is aimed to increase mobility, reduce congestion and enhance safety for drivers.

To address the traffic problem, the project will include 9.5 miles of elevated lanes with three lanes going each direction, northbound and southbound.

The frontage road lane closure is expected to take 140 days until the structures are complete in that area. Drivers are encouraged to use caution and plan for delays when traveling through the construction area.